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Old October 1, 2005, 08:36 AM   #2
deadin
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Nice pair! I would guess that the 1811 in the cartouche refers to when they were made (or accepted into whatever military organzation.) The conversion to percussion would have been much later. (1830's-40's?)
I can't make out what it says on the lockplate, but I'm assuming it's something in French?

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